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Fight the Bite - West Nile Virus Is Back Again

Fight the Bite - West Nile Virus Is Back Again

West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes and how do they get it? They become infected by feeding on infected birds.

How do you fight the bite?

  • Don’t do outside activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are prevalent.
  • Wear mosquito repellent.
  • Wear protective clothing; long sleeves and long pants.
  • Empty standing water around your garden.
  • Repair porch and window screens to keep those buzzing little rascals out.


WNV causes flu-like symptoms in some people, and most recover without any serious problems. People over 50 and those with certain medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and organ transplants, are at greater risk for serious illness. Less than 1% will develop into a serious neurologic illness according to the CDC.

Remember there are no preventative treatments so avoid getting bitten.

Fight the Bite


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Comment balloon 18 commentsToni Weidman • August 16 2012 06:30AM


Good advice - Funny I just got itchy after reading your post :)

Posted by Kathleen M. Feeney, Mt. Kisco Real Estate - EcoBroker (Cafe Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni, great info, at this time of year, and always..hope it stays far away from me though :-)

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 8 years ago

Toni, I've been on a rant to my kids this morning about being careful when the grandkids are playing outside in the evenings-- there certainly is ALWAYS something to worry about these days!  Great information!

Posted by Faith LaRosse, Serving Berks, Chester & Montgomery Counties (Springer Realty Group) over 8 years ago

Sorry about that, Kathy :)

Kristin - me too. I gave up my dawn walks for now.

Faith - it is important to take those precautions.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Very timely post, Toni.  We have cases of West Nile Virus in Maryland.  Everybody should take great care for good health.  I will post your blog on Facebook.

Enjoy the summertime activities with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 8 years ago

Toni-great information.  I was reading earlier this week about the number of West Nile Virus cases there are.  It's especially important to be aware of this if you have any kind of auto-immune disease. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni,  I hate those darn things.  We have one of those candles on the back porch which we light when we are hanging out there. 

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 8 years ago


Good stuff, and I can recall when I lived in Minnesota (the mosquito is the state bird :)there), a buzzing one in my bedroom at night, and the sheet over my head trying to sleep.  Luckily those pests do not hang out in CA at least where we have lived.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 8 years ago

Good afternoon, Toni. Thanks for the warning however, bugs, especialyl West Nile mosquitoes,  are not welcome here.  Most of the municipalities spray to keep them away.  The media also alerts us when an infected mosquito has been found in an area.

Stay safe.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Toni: These little pains in the behind are out in tips to stay safe during the season.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 8 years ago

West Nile Virus is dangerous.  In my country in the Philippines, it is a year round problem.  Have had several friends hit by it and had to be hospitalized.

Posted by Jennifer Chiongbian, Real Estate Broker - NYC (Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses) over 8 years ago

Hi Toni, this is a timely post - tips to fight the bite. We have so rain and water is standing in the pot needs to be empty.  

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni, such valuable information for anybody living in mosquito-prone Florida! I'll re-blog, because I have a daughter who gets bitten all the time without repellent, and I want to protect her and other people like her and spread the word!

Posted by Tanja Cisliek (Future Home Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni, good informative post, suggested.  I removed some standing water near our flower bed...we need to be so cautious.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 8 years ago

Toni, And some people are prone to get more bites than others. Our relative got so many bites the other evening (hundreds actually) that he had to go to the doctor to be checked out!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 8 years ago

Thanks, Roy.

Kathy - that's so true.

Belinda - that's always good to do!

Alexandra - LOL, I bet it is. I thought it was in FL too.

Mary - we haven't had any problems here in our area either but the county does spray for the little darlings.

Anita - they are out there all summer long.

Jennifer - I didn't realize that the Philippines was so heavily inundated with them.

Kwee - we change our bird bath every day too.

Tanja - it's one of those things everyone needs to be aware of.

Rebecca - thank you. Good for you, I think most people forget to do that.

Larry and Sheila - you're right! I hope he is okay. I'm one of those they love to chew on.


Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 8 years ago

Toni this is such a good post.  My brother got west nile when he was just a little guy and he almost died.  I know how serious this issue is.  Stay safe down there.  So far this year has been the lighest in a long time with those little buggers - thankfully.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 8 years ago
Toni, so true, with all the rain we've been having the pesky Mosquitos are back. People need to remember to dump out any standing water around their homes as well to eliminate the breeding grounds.
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 8 years ago

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